Daily Archives: June 17, 2017

Ferrero Wins Against Delhaize in Misleading Palm Oil Advertising Case

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International food retail group Delhaize has been ordered by a Belgian National Court to stop using “misleading communication” against palm oil following an appeal in Brussels brought by Italian confectionery giant Ferrero. Earlier this month the Belgian Court of Appeal declared that the Belgian supermarket chain must ditch using incorrect communication in relation in palm oil following claims in its… Read more »

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FAO Food Price Index rebounds in May

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 172.6 points in May 2017, up 3.7 points (2.2 percent) from April and nearly 16 points (10 percent) higher than its May 2016 level.  The rebound in the value of the Index followed three months of consecutive declines. With the exception of sugar, all other commodity indices used in the calculation of… Read more »

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Assembly of Extraordinary Bakers brings together a world of innovative product ideas

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They came from faraway lands like Senegal and Switzerland to share their favorite breads and pastries that are typical to the region they live. Haif Hakim from Senegal made pain de mie with moringa, a nutrient-rich green powder extracted from the African Moringa tree. Deborah Ott from France crafted a colorful mandarin and raspberry feuilleté, using croissant dough. François Brandt… Read more »

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Nestle considering sale of U.S. confectionery business

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Nestle S.A. announced June 15 it is undertaking a strategic review of its U.S. confectionery business. One option under consideration is a sale of the business, according to the company.

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IBIE among fastest-growing trade shows

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Building on the record-breaking success of its 2016 event, the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), commonly known as the Baking Expo and North America’s largest baking industry event, was honored by Trade Show Executive (TSE) as one of the Fastest-Growing Shows in the publication’s Fastest 50 Awards. IBIE 2016, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, was the largest show… Read more »

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Inside the Grain Revolution and the Future of Bread

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While it may sound old-fashioned, home milling could have the potential to redefine one of the world’s oldest processed foods—bread. The grain revolution is sparking the revival and innovation of traditional and new local wheat varieties, home milling tools, and unique recipes that are creating healthier alternatives to today’s highly processed grain and other flour products. Grains have been a… Read more »

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Challenges of the Coding Process for Bakery Items

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With the occasion of interpack, WorldBakers dedicated features to packaging technologies and trends. As the coding process is a hot topic as well in our industry, looked into it with experts from Linx, a supplier of coding, marking and other industrial printing solutions for the food industry.

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Raising the bar on sugar replacement, naturally.

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Nowadays, sugar is a hot topic in the industry and consumer households. Sugar-rich foods have a way of slipping into our diet, very often in the shape of indulgent snacks or convenience foods. Consumers want the best of both worlds: great tasting and easily accessible foods that are better for them. Hence, the industry is set with the challenge to… Read more »

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